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October 21, 2014

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Ranking of ‘most dangerous’ spring break cities puts Las Vegas at No. 3

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Courtsey of MTV

Pitbull and Ne-Yo perform at the Palms pool during MTV’s spring break party. The network has made the Palms its headquarters for spring break 2011.

Apparently Disney World is a riskier vacation spot than the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas ranked No. 3 on a list of the 25 most dangerous U.S. spring break destinations, just below Orlando and Daytona Beach.

The analysis was put together by Avvo, a website that offers ratings and profiles for doctors and lawyers. The company evaluated the 25 cities based on data including violent crimes, murders, rapes and fatal car crashes.

Other cities in the top 10 include Myrtle Beach, S.C.; New Orleans; Panama City, Fla.; and Miami. Florida had 10 cities on the list.

Further down the list, Reno took the No. 23 spot.

The list comes during a week when many college students are beginning their travels to spring break destinations around the country. Since this past weekend, MTV has made the Palms the headquarters. for the network’s spring break debauchery.

Las Vegas ranked at No. 2 on Orbitz.com’s list of the most popular destinations for the 2011 spring break season. Orlando bumped the city from the top spot, which it had held for two years.

The travel booking website said Las Vegas room rates during spring break increased 15 percent compared to last year, from $88 in 2010 to $101 in 2011.

Ortbiz.com senior travel editor Jeanenne Tornatore said airfares to Las Vegas from March 1 to May 31 have also increased 15 percent compared to same period a year ago.

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  1. Another rating by someone no one has ever heard of trying to get attention. Every City has "the bad side of town", stay out of it and you chances of being in a crime decrease significantly. Most of these surveys amount to standing in a crowded theater and yelling FIRE. The news media is always gullible to these stories since they have very few real reporters or journalists.